STDs are very common. Many infections have no symptoms.
Getting tested can put your mind at ease or get you needed treatment
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest health centers are an easy, convenient, and affordable place to get tested.
Getting Tested If you’re sexually active, getting tested for sexual transmitted diseases (also known as sexually transmitted infections) is one of the most important things you can do to protect your sexual health. STDs are so common that more than half of us will get one at some point in our lives. Many infections do not cause symptoms. The only way to know if you have an infection is to get tested.
While it is normal to feel embarrassed or nervous talking with a health care provider about your sexual health, getting tested is the easiest way to put your mind at ease or get you and your partner needed treatment. Whatever the results, you’ll feel better knowing you made the responsible decision to protect your sexual health.
STD Tests at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest
Fortunately, getting tested for sexually transmitted infections at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is easy, convenient, and affordable. We are unsurpassed leaders in reproductive health care in the Pacific Northwest. Our trained, medical staff will support you through the testing process, help you understand your test results, and answer any questions you might have.
The first step is to schedule an appointment. You can request an appointment online or call 1-800-230-PLAN (7526). Some of our health centers even offer walk-in testing without an appointment.
While getting tested might feel like an unnecessary expense, knowing if you have an infection and getting proper treatment is priceless. Not only will you feel better knowing your status, getting tested and treated will help prevent infecting others and decrease the chances of an untreated infection becoming a more serious, complicated, and expensive medical condition. Make the investment in your sexual health and the health of your partner and get yourself tested.
Many people wonder how much an STD test costs? There is no single test for every sexually transmitted disease - tests are specific to each infection. A Planned Parenthood health care provider will help you determine which tests make sense for you. The cost of your appointment will depend upon several factors, including the number of STD test, your income, and your eligibility for state and federal payment programs.
We bill most major insurance providers, accept cash, check, debit and credit, and offer interest fee payment plans. We’ll work with you to find a way to pay for your services.